Funding community services
Government subsidised programs, or 'block' funding, is a traditional funding model. Many Child & Family Community Services programs are funded in this way, while in Disability Support Services and Ageing Support Services, there’s a shift to individual funding to provide more choice and flexibility.
Block funding and individual funding
Government 'block' funding is the traditional funding model where the government provides grants to approved providers to deliver community service programs.
The providers must meet a range of conditions and funding is usually linked to their client numbers and services delivered.
Many areas are now shifting to individual funding models to provide more choice and flexibility. This means money is given directly to people who are eligible, and they choose their own service providers.
Examples of individual funding
Receiving support through the NDIS and My Aged Care are examples of individual funding models.
It’s a big change for a lot of people. You don’t have to work it out on your own, we can help. Call us on 1800 236 762 or send us a message.
Understanding your funding support
There have been a lot of changes to how government funds are received. It can get confusing. If you need help to understand your NDIS or Home Care Package plan, or how to get one for someone you care for, call us for a chat on 1800 236 762.
Call 1800 236 762 or send us a message.